September 15 – 17, 2023
Crestone, Colorado and Online via Zoom
With Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
We are very happy to share that Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will be returning to Crestone, Colorado to continue his teaching on the pith Dzogchen text, The Stages of A-Tri Meditation, by the 13th century master Bru-sgom Gyal-ba Yung-Drung. The A-Tri system is a step-by-step guide that introduces preliminary practices, the nature of mind, and then progressively demonstrates how to deepen one’s practice and understanding until ultimate liberation. The A-Tri is an essential meditation training guide based on the ancient Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud (Oral Transmission of Zhang Zhung). You will not discover a more clear and concise guide to Dzogchen practice.
This year we are pleased that Tenzin Rinpoche will be sharing the A-Tri teachings from the beautiful Colorado College campus in Crestone, Colorado, and simultaneously with our world-wide sangha via Zoom. We hope that you are excited as we are to be able to attend teachings in the physical presence of our teacher in the inspirational setting of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado. We also will enjoy the teachings and practice one morning on the sacred grounds of our nearby Chamma Ling retreat center and all will have the opportunity to tour our center and see our cabins.
This is a continuation of the training Tenzin Rinpoche has given 2021 and 2022 for Chamma Ling. As part of the registration package, everyone attending will have access to the video recordings from previous years which can be studied before this year’s retreat.
Schedule: (subject to change)
Friday, September 15: 9 am – 5 pm Mountain Time (11 am – 7 pm New York time)
Saturday, September 16: : 9 am – 5 pm Mountain Time (11 am – 7 pm New York time)
Sunday, September 17: 9 am – 1 pm Mountain Time (11 am – 3 pm New York time)
If you are not in the region and are attending via Zoom we will provide you links for each day’s sessions in advance. Shortly after each session we will send out links to recordings if you are not able to participate in real time. We strongly encourage people who can travel to Crestone to come to the event, for the power and presence of being with the teacher and sangha in a sacred space like Crestone cannot be transmitted online.
Food and Housing
We will be providing snacks and refreshments at the retreat. Participants will be responsible for their own meals and housing. There are many B&B’s, inns and unique stays in the Crestone area. Local housing can be located through AirBnB, Vrbo.com and other online sources.
There will be a limited number of work-study positions available for people attending the retreat on site. In exchange for your help in putting on the event we will adjust the fee to fit your circumstances and resources. Please contact John Kyte if you are interested in helping.
If you are experiencing symptoms, exposed to someone with Covid, or test positive please do not attend the retreat. We will happily shift your registration to the retreat on Zoom or provide you a full refund. Masks will be encouraged for Tenzin Rinpoche’s safety, but not required.
If you have not attended retreats with Tenzin Rinpoche or other Ligmincha teachers before, we strongly encourage you to review the free online course offered on Ligmincha Learning “Starting a Meditation Practice, Parts 1 & 2.” This free course will provide you instruction on all the basic prayers and meditations methods that are common to all our retreats. To learn more and register see: https://ligminchalearning.com/starting-a-meditation-practice/
Registration will open soon.